VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
500 ml bottle shared with czar, thank mate! Pours black with a resilient beige head. Smell is roast, chocolate, alcohol (rum?). Flavor is chocolate, coffee, dark rum. Boozey finish, good bitterness. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Just an excellent product. czar (9266) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
pours black with a nice beige head, good retention and lacing. loads of piney and roastiness, some burnt malts, molasses, dark demerara, smoky, woody - vanilla hints, softly boozy and sweet, almost cloying. average to soft carbonation, full body, nice resinous finish. nice and good but kind of forgettable - burnt malts and sweetness gets at you. IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - FEB 15, 2013
Nera con riflessi marroni leggermente torbida. Un bel cappello di schiuma alto e mediamente persistente che si attacca al bicchiere lasciando residui. Al naso note di caffè con note legnose e caramellate Ingresso in bocca sontuoso, imponente: ti da a cazzotti sui denti. Corposa, alcolica, potente, complessa. Sentori legnosi, caffè e cioccolata amara con punte dolci derivanti dal mastodontico grado alcolico. Una birra da dopocena perfetta. Finale amarognolo persistente e molto piacevole. Buonissima imperial stout. Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
Pitch black liquid with a creamy thick head that seems to last forever. Heavy peated aroma. Taste is smoky aswell. Also some leather. Very different from what I expected. back (2200) - Holstebro, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
StoutHead (977) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
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UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 50cl. bottle. Pitch black with a lovely shortlived one-finger brown head. Smells of smokey coffee and a hint of alcohol. Tastes of roasted coffee, malt, chocolate, licorice and a bit of rum in the aftertaste. Lovely rich and thick mouthfeel. Fantastic stout.
_Edit: a couple of years later (and having had it many times in the meantime - both on bottle and tap) I’ve decided to knock off a couple of points - I like it, but it’s not really a 4.7 beer as I’d originally rated it as. This new score should better reflect how I’d rate it today if it was was my first time having it. Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - FEB 3, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 Bottle. Black color with a small tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol and some coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, some alcohol and burnt notes. Full bodied. Aftertaste is roasted with some bitterness. Holmen1 (6149) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
Flaske fra Høkeren, best før 270619: sort som natten, med højt sjokolademousse på toppen i mitt Duvel-glass:. Aroma like forførerisk som en jamaicansk ballettdanserinne. Enormt fyldig som negerkongen selv, og med en kompleks smak av kaffe, vanilje, solbær, molasse og andre syndigheter. 11% merkes ikke ennå, men de kommer nok. Livet er ikke det værste man har... mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours pitch black with a toffee colored head that lingers for a while. Nose is boozy, with rum notes and a considerable amount of roasted malt. Flavor-wise there is a good malt backbone shining with a decent amount of sweetness covered by roasted malt that comes out ashy at times (which I despise usually, but this time I’m able to get over it). Alcohol is well hidden and the syrupy mouthfeel from the restrained carbonation makes the experience really enjoyable only in small quantities. VastActiv (7413) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Draught at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Colour is almost black with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours are alcohol, chocolate, rum and roasted malts. Oily and hard to drink.